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Michelle, Paralegal
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Are brass knuckles illegal to keep in your car in Missouri

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My girlfriend just left me and she is talking to a guy from my work and he carries brass knuckles in his car, and I know he has had drug problems in the past. She won't listen to me, so I wanted to know if the brass knuckles are illegal.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Michelle replied 10 years ago.


Here is the MISSouri Code on the issue. Knuckles are not legal and considered a deadly weapon

Possession--manufacture--transport--repair--sale of certain weapons a crime--exceptions--penalties.

571.020. 1. A person commits a crime if such person knowingly possesses, manufactures, transports, repairs, or sells:

(1) An explosive weapon;

(2) An explosive, incendiary or poison substance or material with the purpose to possess, manufacture or sell an explosive weapon;

(3) A machine gun;

(4) A gas gun;

(5) A short barreled rifle or shotgun;

(6) A firearm silencer;

(7) A switchblade knife;

(8) A bullet or projectile which explodes or detonates upon impact because of an independent explosive charge after having been shot from a firearm; or

(9) Knuckles - "Knuckles" means any instrument that consists of finger rings or guards made of a hard substance that is designed or adapted for the purpose of inflicting serious physical injury or death by striking a person with a fist enclosed in the knuckles

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